Excerpt from article by Debilyn Molineaux, Coffee Party USA
One point that no one seems to be making is that corporations were formed to be people organizing together as a group. Each of these individual people have the right of free speech, and now the entity has the right of free speech. In the arena of politics, this effectively doubles, triples or more the voice of every person who has enough money to buy more "free speech." If the media would provide "free advertising" to each entity or person who requested it, then we might actually have free speech in politics. Right now, it’s more of an auction atmosphere.
Additionally, not every person who organizes within a corporate entity is a citizen of the United States. This allows foreign investors, who likely have profit motives, rather than civic investment motives, "free speech" rights in our electoral process. They may not get to vote in the election itself, but their influence will be felt, none the less.
I call for a return to sanity. Return corporations to their form as a legal entity, not a living one. Corporations (all types) should be able to conduct business as a group of individuals, but not speak as a person. Let the people within the corporation act as advocates for their corporate interests, and the same for all other special interests. Only people with a heartbeat, who are citizens of this country should be allowed to contribute to candidate campaigns, in a limited fashion. This way, the auction of our government to the highest bidder ends.
And SuperPACs? They simply must go. I’m sick of the ads and we could end world hunger with the money.
In the Coffee Party, the hope we see rests in new media. What does all of this out-of-state and sometimes out-of-country money buy? It buys media products: political advertisements, which are designed to work on a captive, passive consumer audience. With the advent of social media, we don't have to be that passive. We can create media products too, and, at a cost that most Americans can afford. That's why we hope you'll join our Be the Media campaign. Our next strategy call is Saturday at 3 pm ET (12 noon pacific) — CLICK HERE to register.
Via Coffee Party USA